Travelling to North Africa? Don’t miss these 5 destinations

Egyptian Pyramids

Africa is one of the most diverse continents in the world. The 50 countries that make up this beautiful continent have different traditions, histories, people and offer wonderful and diverse travel experiences to their visitors. If you have decided for a trip to this amazing continent but you are not ready to travel too far, North Africa is a great way to have an exotic holiday while still being close to the mediterranean sea. North Africa is one of the most historically rich places in the world as well as being a great tourist spot, meaning you can enjoy your holiday by the pool or inside a museum according to your personal preference. If you have decided North Africa is the best place for your winter holiday, have a look below to see the 5 destinations you should not miss:

1 Egyptian Pyramids  

Egyptian Pyramids

Pyramids are some of the most magnificent and mysterious structures ever created. Built when Egypt was one of the most powerful civilisations in the world, these structures represent the glory of its former rulers and the incredible advancements of ancient civilisations. Visiting such structures is like travelling in time. Lose yourself in the beauty and powerful energy of this area, you will not regret it.  

2 Marrakesh Morocco

Marrakesh Morocco

Marrakesh offers a complete experience to the visitor, it channels the perfect combination of old and new architecture, it is exciting, colorful and vibrant, making it the perfect destination for a group of friends travelling together.

3 Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis is influenced by Eastern and Western traditions, making it an eclectic and fascinating centre of culture and excitement. The chaotic area around the medina is one of the most interesting aspects about the city, as the hundreds of people buying and selling goods and spices will enchant you, while you appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of your surroundings.

4 Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert

The world’s largest desert is a must for the lovers of enchanting childhood stories and adventures. While not all of the territories covered by the sahara are visitable by tourist, the North African side offers great experiences, from campfires to camel rides there is something for everyone to enjoy.

5 Fes, Morocco

Fes, Morocco

Fez is one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities and an international hub of culture, learning, history and Arabian charm. While the city is used to get less visitors than the glamourous Marrakesh, Fez has nothing to envy. Its medieval exoticism is a great way to travel with your mind as well as your body.

So there you have it, here are 5 great destinations to add to your wish list. Enjoy the charm and timeless beauty of north africa and make memories that will last a lifetime.

When travelling to North Africa don’t forget your travel vaccination! Contact walk in travel clinic for more information on which vaccinations to get according to the country you are travelling to.

Travelling to Southeast Asia? This is what you need!

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular destination for a gap year or a long holiday. From its picture-perfect, instagram-worthy beaches to its history-rich, relaxing and spiritual culture, it is bound to impress and please any traveller. Southeast Asia includes Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. When travelling to Southeast Asia, certain vaccinations are necessary to make sure you can enjoy your time in the area without being worried about your health. Although Southeast Asia is formed of many states, when travelling to the area, you should be protected from hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Typhoid.

 

Independently from where you are travelling in Southeast Asia, protect yourself from the threat of Malaria and, if you experience flu-like symptoms, seek urgent medical care. You should also be aware that measles occurs everywhere and is very common in developing countries such as Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. While you get your travel jabs, make sure you check your immunity to it for peace of mind! Have a look below for the common travel vaccination needed while travelling to Southeast Asia:

 

Brunei

Get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Tetanus.

 

Cambodia

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. Other travel vaccinations reccomended include those for Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

East Timor

Required vaccinations include those for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. Other travel vaccines to consider are those for Hepatitis B and Japanese Encephalitis.

 

Indonesia

Get vaccinated for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. Other adviced travel vaccinations include Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

Laos

Advised travel vaccination includes Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus and Typhoid. Additional vaccination includes Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

Malaysia

The required travel vaccinations for Malaysia are Hepatitis A and Tetanus. Other travel vaccinations include Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and Typhoid.

 

Myanmar

Protect yourself from Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus and Typhoid. Other travel vaccinations include Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

Philippines

Usually advised vaccines include Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. Other recommended travel jabs are Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

Singapore

Travel vaccination to consider when exploring Singapore are Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Tetanus.

 

Thailand

Travel jabs recommended when travelling to Thailand include Hepatitis A and Tetanus. Other travel vaccinations advised are Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and Typhoid.

 

Vietnam

Protect yourself from Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid when travelling to Vietnam. Other travel vaccinations reccomended include Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

 

Although the travel jabs above are the recommended ones for the area, make sure you ask your travel clinic or doctor for further advice according to where you are going. Enjoy your travels and make sure to check out our FREE travel advice page for some more useful information!

When in South America… This is what you need!

Travel vaccination can be stressful, especially if you don’t know what you need and where you should get it from; however it doesn’t have to be. At Walk in Travel Clinic we are passionate about what we do and we want to help you have the best experience while travelling. Make sure you come to for a pre-travel assessment and get the vaccination and travel advice you need. In the meantime, have a look at our guide to find out what you need if you are travelling to South America.

All visitors to South American countries are advised to take malaria prevention tablets and get vaccinated for Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A & B, Rabies, Polio,Tetanus, Typhoid and Yellow Fever. However, you might not need all these vaccines if you are only travelling to one of the 12 beautiful countries that make South America. Check our list below to see the recommended and usually advised immunisations for each country:

Argentina: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus
Bolivia: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
Brazil: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Yellow Fever
Chile: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A
Colombia: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Yellow Fever
Ecuador: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
Guyana: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Yellow Fever
Paraguay: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
Peru: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
Suriname: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Yellow Fever
Uruguay: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A
Venezuela: get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Yellow Fever

Although the jabs above are the recommended, make sure you ask your travel clinic or doctor for further advice according to where you are going. Enjoy your travels and make sure to check out our FREE travel advice page for some more useful information!